At 2:27 am I received a call from DSS. They wanted to know if we would take a 10 year old child. Apparently this child was taken to the emergency room for a specific issue and left. After treatment they were unable to find the child's family. Would we take the child? Somehow we ended up on the list of open foster homes in our county. However, we are full with 5 kids under the age of 18. I would have said yes but had to say no.
Then I couldn't go back to sleep.
Seriously!? Dropping a 10 year old off at the emergency, leaving them alone?! I can't even imagine. What on earth were they thinking? How can they care so little about their child?